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Tata Steel India December Quarter Sales Up 3%

Tata Steel's sales from its Indian operations grew 3.05 per cent to 2.13 million tonnes (MT) during the October-December period buoyed by higher demand from the automobile sector.
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Tata Steel India December Quarter Sales Up 3%

New Delhi: Tata Steel's sales from its Indian operations grew 3.05 per cent to 2.13 million tonnes (MT) during the October-December period buoyed by higher demand from the automobile sector.

The company, which runs a 9.7 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) steel plant at Jamshedpur, had clocked sales of 2.06 MT in the third quarter of the last fiscal year.

In a statement issued on Friday, the company said sales to automotive sector were the "best-ever" at 0.34 MT surpassing the previously record of 0.28 MT clocked in the same quarter of last fiscal year.



Production of saleable steel during the quarter increased 3.3 per cent to 2.22 MT from 2.15 MT during the year-ago period.

Hot metal production grew 2.8 per cent to 2.38 MT in the reporting quarter from 2.31 MT while crude steel output rose 5.56 per cent to 2.28 MT from 2.16 MT.

The company also said its pellet plant achieved the best-ever production during the third quarter at 1.03 MT.

Tata Steel's total sales during the April-December period of the current fiscal year stood at 6.342 MT, compared to 6.109 MT a year earlier. Production of hot metal grew to 7.487 MT from 7.241 MT.



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